This July, Microsoft is flying hundreds of brilliant students from all over the planet to St. Petersburg, Russia, for the Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals.
The competition will take place in one of the most beautiful European cities, St. Petersburg, which is considered by UNESCO among the top 10 destinations worldwide. It is known as the “cultural capital” of Russia (and it was the real capital for more than 200 years), and also as the “Northern Venice” because the city center is threaded with canals and is full of beautiful bridges.
At the finals students will show us their most cutting-edge technology projects, a feast of creativity and innovation that culminates in our awards ceremony hosted by Matt Smith of BBC's Doctor Who. We've got more than one million dollars in prizes for these students and we can't wait to see who will take home the Imagine Cup: http://spr.ly/SavetheDate
Check out some of the Imagine Cup Resources
Attendee Directory: Start networking before you go. Find other attendees from your country, ask questions of the Imagine Cup team, or start building your 2013 Imagine Cup Twitter list.
Judges: Learn more about the industry experts that will be reviewing and providing feedback on the student projects.
Competition Preview: Ensure you know what the Judges expect and how the projects are going to be evaluated.
Schedule: Review each day to make sure you are prepared with the right deliverables and you make the most of your experience.
Learning Sessions: Encourage your teams to review in advance which technical, career, or business session they want to attend. Of course, we are recording the sessions and they will be available on demand after the event.
Cultural Day: Get all the details of the whirlwind tour of St. Petersburg, Russia that we have planned for you. It's going to be epic!
The Quest: Want to get an idea of what to expect? Watch this web series that follows last year's Worldwide Finalist Team, FlashFood, as they prepare, travel and compete in the 2012 Worldwide Finals in Australia.